Saina Nehwal to skip few tournaments in 2014 to focus on fitness

Saina Nehwal suffered injures and failed to win a single title in 2013, slipping from World No. 3 to 8.

updated: December 23, 2013 19:35 IST
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Mumbai: After a disappointing 2013 in which she failed to win a single title, suffered injuries and saw her world ranking taking a dip, star shuttler Saina Nehwal has decided to cut down on the number of tournaments next year to remain injury-free.

"If I look back now I think I played a lot. Next year, I will make sure that I skip a few tournaments and focus on my fitness and perform my best in a tournament," Saina told reporters at the prize distribution of the All India Ladies and Junior Girls Amateur Golf Championship here today.

The London Olympics bronze medallist, who is currently ranked No.8 after starting the year as the world No.3 in women's singles, said it will take her at least a month to reach her peak fitnesss level. "It will take time. I actually had put on a lot of weight also in between. So that really affected my movement. Now I am coming back to my good (level). I am feeling quite fit," said the 23-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler.

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